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Top Scoop Stories - 05 March 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 05 March 2008

LEAD STORY:

US Voting Oddities: Democracy As A Train Wreck

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Race Relations: Cullen Accuses Key Of Treaty Flip Flop
Hataitai Protest Action: NZ Transport Workers Lobby For Iranian Driver
Say What! NZ Crime Rates Drop
Scoop Full Coverage: AIAL Canadian Invasion

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Ornitholgy Update: Owls Survive Rodent Wipe Out
Statistics: Petroleum Fuels Wholesale Trade Increase
Employment: Males Dominate Senior Management
Taxation: Govt To Close Petroleum Mining Tax Loophole

WORLD:

The Lion In Winter: Fidel Castro Denounces Imperialism's Monstrous Crime in Ecuador
Late Night Boozing: UK Government To Crack Down On Alcohol Crime
Oiling The Palms: Arab Nations Should Invest Oil Revenues In Agriculture, Says Senior UN Official
South-East Asia: Christopher R. Hill Interview With VTV (Vietnam)

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: Obama's "Lost" NYC Votes No Surprise
Michael Collins: Brattleboro Vermont Votes on Indicting Bush and Cheney

LIFESTYLE:

Mods: Mod-father Misses Jam Reunion
DWTS: Download Your Favourite Dancer For Charity
Noisiness: Punk Addicts Get Treat From UK
Sport: Kiwi Boxing's Groundhog Day
Activity: Time For Primates To Get Moving


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LEAD STORY


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US Voting Oddities: Democracy As A Train Wreck - Usually when covering elections its important to wait till the votes are counted before you write your election analysis. However when it comes to US elections in the 21st century this rubric no longer applies. After the dust settles from today's presidential primary races - "Super Tuesday II" between Obama and Clinton in Ohio and Texas - the lingering story will not be who won. Rather it will be the stench left behind by an election in which the results are and must remain unverifiable. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00053.htm


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NZ POLITICS


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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00064.htm


Race Relations: Cullen Accuses Key Of Treaty Flip Flop - John Key's abandonment of National's commitment to a firm deadline on resolving historic Treaty claims is a major policy u-turn, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen said today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00066.htm


Hataitai Protest Action: NZ Transport Workers Lobby For Iranian Driver - Transport workers will be demonstrating outside the Iranian Embassy, Hataitai, Wellington at 12 noon,6 March 2008. The protest is part of an international day of action by the(ITF) for the freedom of an Iranian unionist. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00042.htm


Say What! NZ Crime Rates Drop - The crime rate in NZ has steadily decreased over the past decade, contrary to media reports, show the results of a new study. "This is contrary to popular perception," says Julia Tolmie, co-editor of Criminal Justice in New Zealand (published by Lexis Nexis). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0803/S00040.htm


Scoop Full Coverage: AIAL Canadian Invasion - A new regulation under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 was introduced by Order in Council today. The regulation will bolster the factors Ministers may take into account when considering overseas investment applications. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00056.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00070.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Ornitholgy Update: Owls Survive Rodent Wipe Out - Research by University of Auckland student Elisabeth Fraser, and published in the New Zealand Journal of Zoology, suggests morepork numbers are higher in areas where poison eradication projects have been established. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00011.htm


Statistics: Petroleum Fuels Wholesale Trade Increase - Seasonally adjusted total wholesale trade sales increased 3.4 percent for the December 2007 quarter compared with the September 2007 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows an increase of 2.2 percent in September 2007 quarter. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00062.htm


Employment: Males Dominate Senior Management - Women remain significantly under-represented in the senior management teams of New Zealand businesses, reveals a survey by specialist recruiter Hays. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00056.htm


Taxation: Govt To Close Petroleum Mining Tax Loophole - The government will close a legislative loophole to prevent New Zealand missing out on significant tax revenue from the burgeoning petroleum mining industry, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0803/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0803/S00048.htm


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WORLD


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The Lion In Winter: Fidel Castro Denounces Imperialism's Monstrous Crime in Ecuador - ''Absolutely no one has the right to kill in cold blood. If we accept that imperial method of warfare and barbarism, Yankee bombs directed by satellites could fall on any group of Latin American men and women, in the territory of any country, war or no war. The fact that this happened on undisputed Ecuadorian territory is an aggravating circumstance." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00055.htm


Late Night Boozing: UK Government To Crack Down On Alcohol Crime - A British review has produced a "mixed picture" of the impact of extended hours introduced in the Licensing Act in 2003, saying there needed to be a new focus on enforcement of police and local authority powers. Alcohol-related violence in the early hours of the morning has increased. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00053.htm


Oiling The Palms: Arab Nations Should Invest Oil Revenues In Agriculture, Says Senior UN Official - The head of the UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) today urged Arab countries to invest oil profits into boosting agriculture in their region, which has to tackle with such challenges as food insecurity, land degradation & water scarcity. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00041.htm


South-East Asia: Christopher R. Hill Interview With VTV (Vietnam) - Many companies are interested in investing in Vietnam. Investment trends are very positive. That's good news for Vietnam, and good news for the United States. In addition, of course, we work with Vietnam on trying to build up our political relations. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0803/S00050.htm


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COMMENT


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Michael Collins: Obama's "Lost" NYC Votes No Surprise - The reports of voting problems in New York City should come as no surprise. Anyone who has examined the diminished state of urban elections administration and reporting in the modern political era knows that the urban centers have shoddy voting equipment, curious results rarely... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00053.htm


Michael Collins: Brattleboro Vermont Votes on Indicting Bush and Cheney - The second American Revolution may begin in Brattleboro, Vermont should it becomes the first city in the United States to formally indict George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for "crimes against the Constitution." The town votes on the following resolution...More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00060.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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i>Mods: Mod-father Misses Jam Reunion - From the UK's "The Jam" playing in New Zealand for the first time Adrian Bohm presents The Jam minus Paul Weller. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00050.htm


DWTS: Download Your Favourite Dancer For Charity - Fans of Dancing with the Stars will tonight have a new opportunity to support the show and their favourite dancers.
Mobile phone downloads will be available for purchase, with the profits going to charity. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00043.htm


Noisiness: Punk Addicts Get Treat From UK - Forming in Ipswich as the first wave of punk hit the UK, The Adicts entered the public consciousness by 1980 with a bright sound similar to The Dickies or the Ramones. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0803/S00048.htm


i>Sport: Kiwi Boxing's Groundhog Day - Julian Slade Sport Report: Auckland fight fans experienced a nagging sense of déjà vu when Guillermo ''La Pantera'' Mosquera and Rawiri Wiremu clashed heads twice, before their New Zealand light welterweight title fight was called off in the third round. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0803/S00059.htm


Activity: Time For Primates To Get Moving - Primates, of the human variety, have the chance to get pronking, leaping, grooving and moving at Auckland Zoo's Active Movement Day, Thursday 13 March, 10am to 1pm. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0803/S00008.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 05 March 2008

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